Our Build Process
We offer a FREE no obligation on site ‘project assessment’ consultation to view your land and discuss your requirements and budget.
Deposit $2000 to proceed to the concept stage to engage the following experts:
- Land Surveyor to map out the property including the lay of the land.
- Geotechnical Engineer to perform a soil test on the property to determine the type of footings required.
- Designer to provide a concept plan following your design brief and budget.
Deposit $3000 to provide you with a custom fixed price quote letter including the following:
- Building Approval assessment incl Building Certifier, Covenants, Council requirements.
- Full set of detailed plans provided incl exterior elevations & cabinetry elevations.
- Expert colour consultant.
- Electrical consultation.
- Tile consultation.
- Builder to obtain quotes.
- Fixed price quote letter
When you are happy and ready to proceed, you’ll sign the Contract to finalise the presented details.
You’ll pay the balance of deposit (5% of the Contract amount minus any money already paid)
We will lodge your plans to the Building Certifier.
Any additional changes after this point with be raised as a variation to contract.
Once your building approval is received, there may be conditions which need to be met prior to commencing on site. A variation to contract will be raised if this is the case to update any documentation including plans.
A construction certificate or complying development certificate is issued to verify that the proposed works comply with the Building codes, Council requirements. We’ll need you to forward a copy to your lender to issue the Authority to Commence Construction.
We’ll provide the final construction plans, contract and any variations for you to do a final check over as these will be the documents that outline the construction of your new home.
We’ll now co-ordinate the orders to be issued to all the trades and suppliers to book your site start date. We’ll also forecast an approximate handover date.
David Firth will arrange to meet with you on your site start date to explain the process in more depth.
Your house will begin construction, progressing to 5 key stages at which a ‘Progress Payment’ is due under the building contract. Those 5 stages are:
We’ll need you to make progress payments within 7 days from the invoice date excluding the final handover payment which will need to be made prior to the final handover.
When Construction is complete, the building certifier will perform a final building inspection to ensure the property construction is completed.
We’ll arrange to meet on site 2 weeks prior to handover to complete what is called the Practical Completion. This is where you’ll accompany David Firth to walk through the house to ensure everything is completed and note down any minor defects to be rectified prior to handover.
Handover day! You are now move in ready.
Be sure to contact us if you find any security or safety issues after having moved in and we’ll be sure to tend to these straight away.
Firth Co Construction offers a 12 month maintenance period where we ask that any maintenance items are noted down for these items to be completed 12 months after the handover of your new home.